Thursday 13 January 2011

Biodiversity Resource Management

An opportunity to do something

Wexford County Council want the views of all members of the community to help plan how the biodiversity resources of our County will be protected and managed over the next five years. What we’d like to know:

•What do you think are the most important issues concerning biodiversity or nature conservation in Wexford?

•What are the main threats to Wexford’s natural heritage?

•What are the most important actions that need to be taken to conserve and enhance nature and biodiversity of Wexford?

You can have your say by making a submission in writing to Biodiversity Plan, Forward Planning Section, Wexford County Council before Friday 28th January.

Or e-mail

Eamonn Hore, Director of Services Planning and Development says that ‘Wexford contains a magnificent variety of habitats and species which are of special conservation interest, by virtue of being nationally or internationally important. These range from the coastal habitats running from Cahore to Ballyteige Burrow, to the alluvial wet woodland and the estuary of the River Slaney. We all have a role to play in learning more about biodiversity and protecting the natural heritage of Wexford. Help us to ensure that the new plan includes issues that are important to you.’

When all submissions to the Wexford Biodiversity Plan have been received and reviewed, a draft plan will be compiled. Following on from this a public meeting will be held to discuss the Draft Biodiversity Plan and to seek further comments.

Biodiversity is everywhere and all around us, from gardens to hedgerows, woodlands to wetlands, rivers to bogs. Biodiversity provides food shelter, clean air water fuel and its conservation is vital to our existence and is important to all of us.

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